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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278


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The Denver Channel

The Denver Channel
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Work started Tuesday to destroy 2,611 tons of World War II-era mustard agent stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. It's part of the long-running U.S. effort to comply with a 1997 treaty banning all chemical weapons. Mustard agent can blister the skin ...

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:55 -0700

PUEBLO COUNTY - Now that weapons destruction is underway at the US Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, the Pueblo County sheriff's office and people living nearby are on high alert for any potential emergencies there. The Chemical Stockpile Emergency ...

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:03:19 -0700

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United States Army (press release)

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:45 -0700

Just minutes before noon March 18, the United States returned to honoring its international commitment when the first detonation occurred in the PCAPP EDS, which accessed the bottle filled with mustard agent, according to U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical ...
 
Fierce Homeland Security
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:38:36 -0700

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NBCNews.com

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:31:52 -0800

The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells. The Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado plans to start neutralizing 2,600 tons of aging mustard agent in March as the U.S. moves ...

Deutsche Welle

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:44:41 -0800

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Sat, 07 Mar 2015 22:31:19 -0800

Pueblo Chemical Depot Commander Michael S. Quinn was promoted to the rank of colonel last week. “Mike's promotion is historic because this is the first promotion ceremony held at the Depot for many years,” said Nathaniel L. Farmer, deputy commander of ...
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